Engines luxury cruise ship failed off Norway due low level of lubricating oil officials

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It was a very big team effort he told the daily. The ship made a mayday call Saturday afternoon after the engine failures. The report said Gustafsson had twenty years experience in the cruise shipping industry including with the Disney Cruise Line. Engines of a luxury cruise ship that narrowly escaped disaster during a storm off the coast of Norway on Saturday failed because of low levels of lubricating oil in the engines the Norwegian Maritime Authority said on Wednesday. All four engines had failed Reuters reported. Our conclusion is that the engine failure was directly caused by low oil pressure the Norwegian Maritime Authority said. The level of lubricating oil in the tanks was within set limits it added. The heavy seas probably caused movements in the tanks so large that the supply to the lubricating oil pumps stopped the regulator said. some of the remaining passengers look out as the cruise ship viking sky arrives at port off molde . Lars Alvestad said Wednesday that low oil levels were the direct cause of the engine failure that stranded the Viking Sky on Saturday

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